Homicide

With jury to decide sanity, events could set convicted Baltimore gunman free

With jury to decide sanity, events could set convicted Baltimore gunman free

A sequence of events could allow a Northwest Baltimore man to walk free despite leading police on a high-speed car chase while blasting an assault rifle out the window.

Mausean Carter, 31, was convicted last week of attempted murder, gun charges and reckless endangerment. On Tuesday, jurors began deliberating whether he’s sane enough to be sent to prison.

If not, Carter would return to a state mental hospital. There doctors already determined he did not suffer from mental illness. Unless they changed their minds, they would not be allowed to hold him under state law.

Such were the stakes Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court as prosecutors and defense attorneys presented...

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